Finance and Evaluation Administrator

  • Part time
  • £23,250 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th September 2020


  • Advertised from 10th September 2020
  • Initial Term: 3 month trial, extendable to a 1 year rolling contract. 16hrs per week.

Role

Baltic Street Adventure Playground (BSAP) is a permanent outdoor child-led space established in 2013 and run on democratic principles. The Playground is child-led: we put children at the heart of decision-making, growing their confidence, capacity for independent action and ability to affect change. We are a community hub that is responsive to the needs and ideas of the local people in Dalmarnock (many of whom work or volunteer at the Playground), offering: a safe place for children to play; a growing garden; planting and cooking workshops; provision of free food, and advice on where to seek further help for those in need.

Our current staff roster is: two full-time project coordinators (who manage the day to day operation), two part-time playworkers, two sessional playworkers, and two full-time early year workers. The team are supported by Truffle Pig (a grant writing and business development consultancy), a volunteer team and a small board.

You can read more about our ethos and research into the benefits of adventure playgrounds, on our website: balticstreetadventureplay.co.uk

The last two years has seen the Playground go through a period of significant growth, and the establishment of the organisation as a charity. This role has been created to support the financial governance, planning and administration for the Playground, as well as assisting with the evaluation, reporting and communicating of our activities and vision.

Our visitors have more than doubled in the last year, with many reliant on our services for basic needs: our portfolio of funders has therefore also expanded, and the F&E Administrator will play a key role in collating and presenting information for this important stakeholder group. We need an enthusiastic and experienced person to help ensure we maintain best practice as we continue to grow: there is scope for the role to increase in hours, subject to funding availability.

Application notes

Please apply with your CV and a cover letter describing your interest and suitability for the role. This should be sent to info@balticstreetadventureplay.co.uk, with ‘Finance and Evaluation Administrator’ in the subject line. You should also complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

The deadline is 9am on Mon 28th September

If you have any questions, please email info@balticstreetadventureplay.co.uk.

All suitably motivated and experienced applicants will be invited to interview, which are currently planned for the w/c 5th of October, during office hours: this may vary, subject to the fluctuation of our COVID response activity, which is often in response to urgent need. If you are unavailable during the w/c 5th October, or w/c 12th October, please indicate this in your covering letter.

Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to respond to those who have not been selected for interview.

If you are able to, please also inform us of the length of any notice period on current employment, and any ongoing voluntary commitments which would impact on your start date: our hope is to invite our new Finance and Evaluation Administrator to begin work as soon as possible.

Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure check, which will be paid for by BSAP.

This role is funded by Clyde Gateway and The National Lottery Community Fund.


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